Obama Backs Biden For 2024 As Democrat Support Crumbles

In what could be a positive sign for Republicans seeking to retake the White House in 2024, former President Barack Obama has cast his support behind Joe Biden. The endorsement from the perpetually popular ex-president comes as no surprise as Democrats desperately seek ways to unify their fractured party behind Biden. Recent polling shows that two-thirds of Democrat voters do not want Biden to run in 2024.

A CNN poll released last week shows that 67% of Democrat or left-leaning voters think it is time for Biden to step aside, but no other candidate received more than 3% support. Polling indicating Biden is not popular with voters has continued to climb in recent months. A similar poll conducted in March showed 44% of voters hoping to not see Biden on the ballot in 2024.

Obama throwing support behind Biden is unlikely to move the needle much as a broad cross-section of liberals are turning on the Democrat party over support for Israel. Liberals have primarily been responsible for nationwide protests supporting jihad against Jews in the Middle East and for spreading antisemitic propaganda believed to originate from the Chinese Communist Party through the social media platform TikTok.

A lukewarm reception for Biden by Democrats is even further jeopardized by the recent emergence of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who has announced a third-party candidacy for president as an alternative to Trump or Biden. Kennedy has expressed views on both sides of the aisle and has recently seen polling shoot up. A Politico poll released last week shows RFK Jr. picking up 22% in a three-way race against Trump and Biden, certainly enough to change the outcome of the election.

Trump is facing his own dilemmas heading toward the election. Numerous criminal and civil cases are ongoing against the former president, though his polling has shown increasing popularity with every new indictment. Several states are exploring novel ways to use the Constitution -specifically laws enacted during Reconstruction following the Civil War- as a means to block Trump from being eligible on statewide ballots.

A handful of Democrats have already floated the idea of a contested Democrat primary, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is set to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in November. The debate is widely viewed as a step Newsom is taking toward his own presidential run, though it appears more likely he will push for 2028.

Some liberal media figures have been the most vocal critics of the 80-year-old candidate, whose public appearances have shown a sharp decline in his capabilities. Talk show host and comedian Bill Maher is the latest to call for Biden to step aside in favor of younger, more modern-liberal candidates. Maher said in October that a Biden nomination would “hand over” the country to Trump again.

Biden’s advanced age and apparent diminished capabilities are just one obstacle to his polling popularity. Ongoing investigations into his son, Hunter Biden, threaten to expose what Republicans believe is a web of lies and abuses of power Biden has used to enrich himself and his family personally. While hard-left voters may look past these possible transgressions, the “great silent majority,” whose support of Trump in 2016 led to his election, could yet again cause ruin for Democrats even with the backing of Obama.